Detox is going to be a complete disruption of your “normal” life. However, it is important to realize that your current “normal” is not what is best for you- getting out of those addictive habits and atmospheres and into a sober and safe life is what’s best for you. Detox can seem scary, but you can prepare for it and make it a seamless transition. Some ways to prepare for detox include:
– Calming down your expectations- Have you built up detox to be something scary and uncontrollable? Calm down those expectations- and realize the truth of what detox is. Detox is a place where only the best for you is the goal, and while it might be uncomfortable for a brief time, the life that you can have after it makes it all worth it. Keep the overall goal in mind, and at the forefront of that anxiety.
– If you have time, get finances/responsibilities in order- Detox (or rather, the need for detox) sometimes happens upon people in an instance, and in that case, it might be too quick to do this. But if you can, get finances and bills in order so you don’t have to worry about those while in detox. Or, if you have someone you can trust with those things, enlist their assistance. Same goes for your job- if you have one, looping them in on why you will be gone for an extended period of time will help you keep that job when you get back.
– Pack smartly- Read through our list of what to bring to understand what is accepted and what isn’t in detox and recovery. You don’t want to pack a bunch of your favorite things and realize that they aren’t allowed. If you aren’t sure if you can bring something, please don’t hesitate to contact your detox facility and ask.
The best way to prepare for detox is to come open-minded and ready for a change. We here at CASA Recovery can help you through this process by referring you to a licensed detox center, so contact us today to learn more.